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Wheddon Cross

Somerset


Slow Ways linking Wheddon Cross and Dulverton, Minehead, Porlock, Simonsbath, Watchet, Wiveliscombe

England / Somerset / Wheddon Cross

Wheddon Cross’s six Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Wheddon Cross from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Dulverton—Wheddon Cross
Dulwhe one Survey me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 519m Descent 665m
Dulverton—Wheddon Cross
Dulwhe two Survey me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Dulverton—Wheddon Cross
Dulwhe three Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Porlock—Wheddon Cross
Porwhe one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 312m Descent 566m
Porlock—Wheddon Cross
Porwhe two Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Simonsbath—Wheddon Cross
Simwhe one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 557m Descent 528m
Wheddon Cross—Minehead
Whemin one Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 377m Descent 661m
Wheddon Cross—Watchet
Whewat one Verify me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 326m Descent 612m
Wheddon Cross—Wiveliscombe
Whewiv one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 513m Descent 682m

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Collective progress

53% of Wheddon Cross’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

6/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

4/9

verified

10 people have contributed to Wheddon Cross’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Wheddon Cross

86km out of 149km have been walked and reviewed

313km of reviews have been shared in Wheddon Cross

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After crossing open moorland on an easy to follow path cars is needed crossing farmland before entering the woods descending into Whedddon Cross....

Tim Ryan

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A nice, short, but tough in parts route to finish the Saltash to Minehead trail. I’d like to know who managed to walk this 8 mile trail in 2hrs 2min!...

Richard Wetenhall

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The path at Broford farm is also closer to the farmhouse than the right of way shown on the map. I have attached a map below of the actual route to be walked at this point....

Tim Ryan

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You cross the river here and the marked Slow Ways route suggests there’s a trail up the hill to your left. Keep on the left hand road all the way up the hill until you get to the farm, then go right there....

Richard Wetenhall

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A very pretty route with a couple of steep climbs and a few styles. Lovely views from the trig point and it's downhill from there!...

Anne Price

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Bring insect repellent in the summer as there were plenty of biters out there when we walked it in June!...

Anne Price

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Lovely section along river Barle, followed by a steep stony climb where there are great views of Exmoor. Some quiet country lanes on the way to Winsford, a pretty village on route which is ideal for a lunch or coffee break....

Linda McCarthy

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There are some areas where there are loose stones, tree roots and steep paths, so care must be taken....

Linda McCarthy

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A lovely walk, mostly along marked footpaths, bridleways and some sections along very quiet country lanes. The hilly sections provide stunning views over the Exmoor. No stiles along the route, just gates and kissing gates....

Dani

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Plenty of fairly steep hills and some stiles....

Dani

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A nice starting point from Dulverton, easy to park and lovely section by the river. Moderate walking fitness required, as some hills. Overall simple with nice tracks with nice scenery....

amber russell

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A pleasant route, some navigation skills and care required as some signage is missing or hidden....

Tim Ryan

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This is a delightful walk, mostly along well marked footpaths and bridleways., with some sections along very quiet country lanes - which felt safe to walk along....

Tim Ryan

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Dulverton—Wheddon Cross

Tim Ryan added Dulwhe three, a new walk from Dulverton to Wheddon Cross

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Dulverton—Wheddon Cross

Tim Ryan added Dulwhe two, a new walk from Dulverton to Wheddon Cross

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Watchet has lots of shops and several cafes, including one at the recently-opened art centre at East Quay, while Wheddon Cross has a shop and pub....

Mockymock

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Easy to follow, no issues, great views...

tom mockridge

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After the sharp bends take a path on the left signed to Dunkery then, at the bottom of the hill, go through a gate on the right signed Drapers Way. Cross the path with the snowdrop sign (snowdrop Valley is nearby and worth a detour at the right time of year) and cross the minor road to follow the track to Ford Farm. Continuing on the path divides – left to Porlock (signed Dunkery) and right to Minehead (signed Wootton Courtenay). Follow this all the way to the minor road then another, even rougher, track signed Ford (Digland lane) is walked to another minor road where, immediately left, is a third rough track to the hamlet of Ford. Crossing the ford (there is a small stone footbridge) follow the minor road uphill out of the hamlet and, at the top of the hill, there is a path on the right signed Wootton Courtenay. Turn right on Poundfield Road and then turn left on Cher/Bampton Street and there is a pavement all the way into Minehead...

Sonya B

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Starting from Wheddon Cross you have the lovely Drapers Way (with beautiful snowdrops in late February) rising up to windswept Dunkery and then over to the gorgeous woods of the Horner Valley. Some steady climbing but well pathed and the views!...

Steve_Roser

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Porlock—Wheddon Cross

Mockymock added Porwhe two, a new walk from Porlock to Wheddon Cross

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A terrific Exmoor walk with wide views and beautiful woodlands, taking in some of the most iconic places in the area - Dunkery Beacon, Webber’s Post, Horner Hill and the Horner Valley....

Mockymock

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Lovely Exmoor edge walk, well signposted and easy to do by taking the splendid 198 bus from Minehead to Wheddon Cross. The paths are rocky in places, but the route is straightforward, with chances to spot red deer, and fine views over towards Dunkery Beacon....

Steve_Roser

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Pastures, bridleways, streams, pretty woodland north of Wheddon Cross and some forestry tracks. If walking towards Minehead it is easy to miss the post and little yellow sign for the small onward path up to the top of hill when you reach the first track crossing in the forestry north of Wootton Courtenay (at SS 943436 ish)....

Mockymock

Just past the church on the left, there is an x-stile and a finger post to Stowey Wood on the right. Continuing to follow the left edge of the grassy field you head downhill to a gate. Cross the stream by the ruined building and turn left along the stream to another finger post which points right to Kersham. Half way along this field, on the left is a gate onto the minor road. Turn left and walk uphill on the minor road to a cross roads with a busy B-road. At the Croydon Hill sign take the right fork and follow the track to a 5-ways finger post. There is a track directly opposite which you follow to a field edge (which can be overgrown) and a stile into a field then another stile into another field and a gate onto a short section of lane then onto the main A39. Cross over the road with care and turn left....

Sonya B

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Dulverton—Wheddon Cross

Slow Ways added Dulwhe one, a new walk from Dulverton to Wheddon Cross

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Porlock—Wheddon Cross

Slow Ways added Porwhe one, a new walk from Porlock to Wheddon Cross

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Simonsbath—Wheddon Cross

Slow Ways added Simwhe one, a new walk from Simonsbath to Wheddon Cross

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Wheddon Cross—Minehead

Slow Ways added Whemin one, a new walk from Wheddon Cross to Minehead

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Wheddon Cross—Watchet

Slow Ways added Whewat one, a new walk from Wheddon Cross to Watchet

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Wheddon Cross—Wiveliscombe

Slow Ways added Whewiv one, a new walk from Wheddon Cross to Wiveliscombe

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Wheddon Cross’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SS9238938773

Lat / Lon

51.13808° / -3.53954°

Easting / Northing

292,389E / 138,773N

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